South Dakota 4-H hosts camps and conferences to provide youth with positive educational experiences. A variety of options are available throughout the year. Visit this page often for updated information and registration materials.
Teen Leadership Conference (TLC)
TLC is a fun-filled week learning skills and traits that will stretch your leadership and teamwork abilities by working with teens from across South Dakota, while having a blast running around SDSU’s campus. Youth ages 13 – 18, 4-Her’s and non-4-H members are allowed to attend. Youth have the opportunity to make new friends and learn leadership skills to take back to your club and communities.
Come and explore 4-H while being outdoors by attending Lake Poinsett 4-H Camp! The camping facility is housed at Lake Poinsett Camp, which is located on South Lake Drive, two miles east of Highway 81. The camp is open for children ages 8 to 12 years old and provides an opportunity to make new friends, understand and appreciate nature, have fun and build leadership skills that can be used for a lifetime in a safe environment. Programing throughout camp is designed to focus on the SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development programming priorities: ag-vocacy, healthy relationships, leadership, and science. For more information, view the 4-H Camp Poinsett Camper Guide.
Camp Bob Marshall
Camp Bob Marshall, located in the beautiful Black Hills, just inside of Custer State Park, truly has something for everyone! Youth camp sessions offered throughout the month of June annually offer a wide variety of excitement and outdoor recreational opportunities. Youth ages 8-12 are welcome to stay in cabins (11 kids per cabin + supervision) for 3 days in this unique & beautiful outdoor setting. Camp is located on Bismark Lake, which is full of smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, perch, and catfish. Canoeing, Life-Guarded swimming, hiking / nature trails, as well as a multitude of organized, theme-based crafts, games, and activities are also part of this awesome experience! Trained, professional staff & background-checked adult volunteers, in addition to a camp medic, are on site at all times to ensure the safest, most unforgettable camp experience. For more information, view the 4-H Camp Bob Marshall Guide.
Teen Camp Bob Marshall
Teen Camp Bob “Space is the Place” will be a great time of learning how to be our next generation of leaders. During camp, we will learn about space exploration, STEM, and personal growth. A variety of activities will include camping experience. All campers will go on an off-camp adventure, will “rocket” during a dance, and enjoy the camp; canoeing, fishing, swimming, campfires, s’mores and songs. 4-H camp is open to all youth ages 13-18 by camp deadline. You do not have to be a 4-H member to attend. For more information, view the 4-H Camp Bob Marshall Teen Camp: Camper Guide.
The South Dakota Performing Arts Troupe is a theater arts education experience for youth ages 13 to 18, as of January 1 during the current 4-H program year. The weeklong camp is located at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. The camp prepares youth to perform during the week at summer venues and at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, SD. Performing Arts Troupe Preparation Camp concludes with two shows open to the public, one on Friday evening and the other on Saturday morning.